Profile descriptions, mapping and analysis of soils in the Wright Valley, Antarctica and assessment of soil disturbance by foot traffic

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Title: Profile descriptions, mapping and analysis of soils in the Wright Valley, Antarctica and assessment of soil disturbance by foot traffic
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Abstract:
Soil profile descriptions from the Lower Wright Valley, West Wright Valley (including north and south forks), Labyrinth and Dais was carried out over three field seasons (2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07) to relate soil development to age of surficial material. The data includes colour, texture, salt stage, weathering stage, depth of coherence, depth of oxidation, depth of visible salts, depth of rock ghosts, parent material and landform following USDA Soil Taxonomy classification. All profiles sampled for chemical (pH, EC, 1:5 extract for Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, NO3, SO4) and particle-size analyses. Soil disturbance by foot traffic was assessed by scoring disturbance of boot prints. Soil maps are deposited on the online Ross Sea Region GIS.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Shanhun, F.L. 2005. Investigation of soil moisture associated with ephemeral streams, Wright Valley, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: McLeod, M., Bockheim, J.G., Balks, M. 2007. USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Extended abstract 116 2007. A fifth-order reconnaissance soil map of ice-free areas of the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES X. Cooper, A.K.ed., Raymond, C.R.ed., Washington DC US Geological Survey
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REFERENCE: Bockheim, J.G., Campbell, I.B., McLeod, M. 2007. Permafrost distribution and active-layer depths in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Permafrost and periglacial processes 18: 217-227. doi: 10.1002/ppp.588
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REFERENCE: McLeod, M. Bockheim, J.G. Balks, M. 2008 Glacial geomorphology, soil development and permafrost features in central-upper Wright Valley, Antarctica. Geoderma 144(1-2): 93-103 doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2007.10.017
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REFERENCE: Bockheim, J.G. McLeod, M. 2008 Soil distribution in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geoderma 144: 43-39 doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2007.10.015
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REFERENCE: McLeod, M., Bockheim, J.G., Balks, M.R. 2008. A provisional 1:50,000 scale soil map of Wright Valley, Antarctica. Extended Abstracts of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, 29 June - 3 July 2008, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Kane, D.L. Hinkel, K.M. (eds), Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska p 207-208
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Balks, M.R., McLeod, M., Bockheim, J.G. 2008. A provisional soil map of the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Extended Abstracts of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, 29 June - 3 July 2008, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Kane, D.L. Hinkel, K.M. (eds), Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska p. 13-14
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REFERENCE: McLeod, M., Bockheim, J., Balks, M., Aislabie, J. 2009. Soils of western Wright Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic science 21(4): 355-365 2009. doi:10.1017?S0954102009001965
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20041203
Ending_Date: 20050121
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20051116
Ending_Date: 20060127
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20061228
Ending_Date: 20070122
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.6
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > WEATHERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CONSISTENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > GEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES > CHEMICAL WEATHERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > GEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES > OXIDATION/REDUCTION
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: SOIL SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Some data collected for the requirements of an Master's degree of Science. This data is contained within the thesis. All other data on the Ross Sea Region online GIS mapping website.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACKIE AISLABIE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MEGAN BALKS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Address: Private Bag 3127
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Address: School of Science and Engineering
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal_Code: 2001
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 858 3713
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4466 Ext 6322
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 858 4964
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aislabiej@landcareresearch.co.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.balks@waikato.ac.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K123_2004_2005_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http:/gis.massey.landcareresearch.co.nz/rsr/soils/...
Access_Instructions:
On-line Ross Sea Region GIS
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090115
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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